It has been confirmed that Paul Cushman 3d, an executive with Riggs National Corp., was one of 35 people killed last Wednesday when a plane carrying Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown crashed in severe weather near Dubrovnik, Croatia.

A memorial service for Mr. Cushman, 35, will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church here.

He was part of a delegation of U.S. business executives accompanying Mr. Brown to explore investment opportunities in the war-battered Balkans.

The 13-year veteran of the Washington-based banking company was an executive vice president at Riggs Bank and chairman and chief executive of Riggs International Banking Corp., a subsidiary.

"Paul was a truly exceptional man and international banker and died serving his country and working for his bank," Riggs chairman Joe L. Allbritton said in a statement.

Nancy Tuomey, a vice president at Riggs International, originally was reported to be on the plane. But in fact Ms. Tuomey flew into Zagreb, Croatia, on an earlier flight, a Riggs spokesman said.

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